T-Mobile said it has added 16 new video streaming services to Binge On, a controversial, optional service that mobile video in 480p resolution and exempts those streams from monthly usage caps.
The latest batch includes a mix of digital music, virtual reality, TV Everywhere and ad- and subscription-based OTT services: ABC, Apple Music, Big Ten Network, CEEK VR, DISH Anywhere, Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD, D-PAN.TV, DramaFever, FOX NOW, FXNOW, NAT GEO TV, Shalom World, Sioeye, and Tubi TV.
T-Mobile also offered a fresh set of Binge On-related data, announcing that its customers have streamed more than 765 million hours of video under the program.
According to a July survey of Binge On providers, 80% said they are seeing viewers watch longer and view mobile video service more frequently. Roughly 45% of subscription-based services said they expect to sell more subscriptions because of Binge On.
Though T-Mobile argues that Binge On is within the scope of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, critics of Binge On hold that it plays favorites and puts other streaming services at a competitive disadvantage.
The FCC is investigating zero-rating policies and services.